ERIC Number: EJ1219701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Managerial Behavior and Performance in China, the UK, and the USA
Paetzel, Dennis W.; Quast, Louis N.; Aroonsri, Pimsiri; Surya, Meida; Hart-Mrema, Tasha S.
European Journal of Training and Development, v43 n5-6 p505-516 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was determine which, if any, managerial behaviors were associated with high managerial job performance in three selected countries, China, the UK and the USA. After identifying which behaviors were associated with high managerial job performance, the study then compared the results from each country to identify behaviors that were unique to a country and those that recurred across multiple countries. Design/methodology/approach: This study draws from an archival database of multisource (360°) feedback rating managerial job performance. Supervisors' ratings on 23,877 national managers from China, the UK and the USA were examined using simultaneous stepwise regression analysis. Findings: This study found that there were unique behaviors associated with high managerial job performance in each country examined. Additionally, the study found that were also behaviors associated with high managerial performance shared between all three countries. Originality/value: This study offers another insight to the unique-versus-universal managerial behaviors debate in leadership development literature. Existing literature offers mixed messages regarding universal or unique behaviors across countries. Understanding which key managerial behaviors are associated with perceived high managerial job performance in each country may help to focus the development of these managers and enhance the specificity of selection, coaching, and training initiatives.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Behavior, Job Performance, Cultural Differences, Leadership Qualities, Competence, Leadership Training, Feedback (Response), Knowledge Level, Persistence, Conflict Resolution, Professional Development, Standards, Decision Making, Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States; United Kingdom; China